A new addition at the farm

As there’s no Monday Walk this week I thought I’d post something which definitely has the ‘awww’ factor. On November 21st Smithills Open Farm, just fifteen minutes walk from home, welcomed the arrival of a miniature Shetland pony born to Shetland parents Dinky and Stuart Little. It’s the first Shetland foal ever to be born at the farm and though its arrival was a bit later in the year than would normally be ideal mum and baby – apparently smaller than she looks on the photos – are bonding well and both are very healthy.
As from last Saturday – November 30th – the little foal will be going into the pets corner at the farm and the farm staff will be running a competition to choose a name for her. I’d love to go and see this adorable little foal for myself but at Β£8 per adult I think the admission price to the farm is a bit steep, so I’ll have to be content with these photos – which obviously aren’t mine, they come courtesy of the local paper.
**As I’m currently on holiday in Ireland and have no internet access this post has been scheduled so I’ll reply to any comments when I get back at the end of the week – and maybe by then the little foal will have a name.


8 thoughts on “A new addition at the farm

    1. The little foal is beautiful isn’t she? I’d love to go and see her but I refuse to pay Β£8 admission to the farm just to see a load of animals when I can see most of the same for free at the animal sanctuary. I did have a lovely few days in Ireland, most of which will be written about on here once I’ve sorted out my photos πŸ™‚


  1. The admission to the farm for kids is only Β£1 less than the adult fee so mum, dad and two kids would be Β£30. Admittedly there’s no time limit so you can stay all day if you want to and there’s plenty for kids to see and do but it’s still expensive. I’d love to see the foal but not at that price – maybe I should go for a walk and find a back way in….. πŸ™‚


  2. Cute is definitely the word πŸ™‚ I thought about emailing them and suggesting Star for a name (probably along with many other people) but then thought it was a bit too obvious.


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